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WordPress: 10 simple steps to lock down your site

Keep hackers out of the world's most popular content management system

Mar. 31, 2019 -

A lot of people use WordPress to manage their website, therefore it's no surprise people ask me to have a look at their site's security. As ethical hacker, I encounter WordPress in different shapes, sizes and states. Some of them are really badly protected against hacks. Prevent your site from being hacked using these 10 practical tips.

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Somewhere in a datacenter there is a machine like this hosting your website
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Leaking personal user information from the WordPress REST API
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